If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid

We have long been fascinated by Ancient Egypt. The pyramids, in particular, are an architectural wonder and part of Jewish history. So when I came across the relatively new book, If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid, I had to check it out. Turns out that this is a series of pretty cool books … Continue reading If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid

Ava’s Spectacular Spectacles

The other night, my 7 year old asked me to read her a few books that we had on our shelf that we hadn't read yet. For those who don't know, I'm an Independent Consultant with Usborne Books & More, so whenever new books come out, I purchase them, but I don't always find the … Continue reading Ava’s Spectacular Spectacles

Payback on Poplar Lane

Thank you to @kidlitexchange and Viking Books for the preview copy of Payback on Poplar Lane. All opinions are my own. I will admit that I tend to gravitate toward realistic fiction, historic fiction, and fantasy. But I also think that reading outside of you or comfort zone is important, which is why I encourage … Continue reading Payback on Poplar Lane

One Good Thing About America

This coming Monday I am part of a blog tour for the release of Ruth Freeman's new book, One Good Thing About America. Blog tours are awesome because you get to learn a wide variety of information about the book straight from the author. In the case of this book, Ruth Freeman has written 10 … Continue reading One Good Thing About America

The Bake Shop Ghost

This is the time of year of giving and of bestowing acts of love and kindness on those around us. I recently discovered The Bake Shop Ghost, by Jacqueline K. Ogburn. This delicious book reminds us that it is the little acts that can often mean the most. Miss Cora Lee Merriweather ran the best … Continue reading The Bake Shop Ghost

A Tale of Two Beasts – Looking at both sides of the story

We read a lot of picture books in our house, and one of my new favorites is A Tale of Two Beasts, by Fiona Roberton. This book is a clever way of not only telling a great story, but showing children that there are two sides to every story depending on the narrator's point of … Continue reading A Tale of Two Beasts – Looking at both sides of the story

The Homework Machine – A story of ethics

What if you had a machine that could do all of your homework for you? Would you share that information? What would you do with all of the extra time? How would you feel about using the machine? These are all questions that come up in Dan Gutman's The Homework Machine. The Homework Machine tells … Continue reading The Homework Machine – A story of ethics